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HUBERT DE GIVENCHY c.1952 Haute Couture Number "H97" Herringbone Wool Jacket

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Vintage Hubert de Givenchy c.1952, very early work, black and cream herringbone structured silhouette wool jacket. Hand written couture number "H97". Curved neckline. Exaggerated shoulders and bust. Cinched wasp waist. Center front three button and hook/eye closure. 3/4 length sleeves. Unfinished hem. Cream silk lining. Reminiscent of the new look from his time working next to Christian Dior in 1946. Similar piece found in The Met Museum (Accession Number:C.I.52.51). The museum's piece is dated to fall/winter 1952-1953 and marked couture number: 621, dating this piece to some of his earliest work. Unmarked fabric content: Wool; Lining: Silk. Measurements: Shoulder/Sleeve: 25.5" (nape of neck to cuff, measured on back) Chest: 40" (armpit to armpit) Waist: 29" (measured at narrowest point) Total Length: 19.5" (measured at back center, excluding collar)

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  • Designer
    HUBERT JAMES MARCEL TAFFIN DE GIVENCHY
  • Brand
    Hubert de Givenchy
  • Place of origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent. Hem at bottle is unfinished. Silk lining has holes throughout, primarily on neckline and armpits. Minor discoloration to lining. Half of the waist stay has been removed. Darts at back have been removed. Please refer to photos..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller location
    Thiensville, WI
  • Seller reference number
    EI:009483
  • Reference number
    LU54132257363

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